Give yourself some credit. You’ve come pretty far.
Mental health is very important at every stage of life. It affects your behavior, thinking and how you feel. May is the mental health awareness month. There is no better time to spread awareness of mental health. Mental health is important as much as physical health. Remember that.
To anyone suffering from the mental illness you are the mountain, nobody can shake. You’re stronger because nothing is more terrifying than battling with your own mind every day.
Your illness does not define you. Your strength and courage do.
Depression isn’t pretty but having depression doesn’t make you ugly.
Anxiety is a burden but having anxiety doesn’t make you a burden.
You aren’t your problems. You deserve respect and patience.
This is a fight you can win. Don’t give up.
When your bone is broken you don’t keep walking with it, you treat it. Going to a counselor/therapist when you’re feeling down should be as going to the doctor when you have a bad cold. Why there is such a stigma around mental health? You don’t have to be ashamed or embarrassed because most people have no idea what battle you are fighting. They don’t comprehend. So just keep hanging in there.
Also, I want to add is sadness isn’t depression. It’s like you’re drowning and you can’t get out of it. It’s like falling in dark from a height, realizing there is no end. It’s the screams inside your head. It takes lives!
Stress isn’t anxiety. Thoughts aren’t schizophrenia. A lot of people need to understand the severity of mental illness.
Here are some points that I’ve to share with you all, resolve to improve your mental health. There are such points which I have to work on myself too. We all can do this together. We all know how important it is to take care of ourselves nothing is more crucial than our health.
- Get enough sleep.
- Pay attention to your feelings.
- Spend some time in nature
- Pursue a hobby.
- Laugh often.
- Grieve your losses.
- Accept yourself, imperfections and all.
- Ask for help from someone who you trust.
- Practice gratitude daily.
- Pray at least two times. (In the morning and before sleep)
- Surround yourself with positive people.
- Remember it’s healthy to say “no” sometimes.
- Forgive yourself when you screw up.
- See a therapist.
- Get to know yourself.
Sometimes it’s okay if the only thing you did today was breathe.